On several Judy Garland message boards recently, there has been chatter about a print ad (appropriate licensed) featuring a Judy lookalike .... I just followed some links to the source on the company web site ..
here's judy's lookalike image
and lookee here. a similar idea featuring our ms. hepburn.
"What would you have me do? Give out, give up, give in?"
I must say they've done a good job. Armstrong didn't go the tacky route by placing the the lookalikes in iconic film scenes. That would have been obvious. I first saw this Judy Garland lookalike in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens a few weeks ago. Without knowing anything about their advertisement campaign, I immediately thought that woman looked like Garland. Then I flipped the page and saw the Hepburn lookalike. I like these ads and I think they're kind of clever. More please. How about Crawford, hmmm??
sounds like some people have actually seen the print ads. i saw the garland ad as passed around on garland discussion boards .. and when i went to the home base armstrong web site .. the same one that judy posted .. i saw the hepburn one in the series. i agree .. they are suggested by the personae of the stars represented but not intended to recreate a scene .. much more interesting design and concept than that simple one ... a classy campaign, to my non-designer eye ..
"What would you have me do? Give out, give up, give in?"
Tick of approval from me being a huge Judy fan as well as obviously a Kate fan. I think the ads are classy and tasteful and like Shaun said they aren't trying to imitate super famous scenes. Now this I can take unlike that tacky Katie's Corner *shivers*. Which is wierd because I actually like every one of Alexandra Billings' other videos. The ones where she is going for acting jobs, her Liza story, her Bea Arthur story, they are really cool and give you that anxious cast feeling she must get. I know lots of people on this board love Katie's Corner so I won't say any more. Each to their own.
It feels like we're in on something by being admirers of these women. If someone isn't super familiar with Garland or Hepburn as we are they probably just see these ads as beautiful women sitting on nice flooring. Now if the model was in a Dorothy Gale getup everyone would say, "oh I get it." This way, it is our little secret. Now I want to see more of these ads!
Katie's Corner has started to get repetitive but it still has moments of brilliance I think. I can tell Alexandra Billings is a big Kate fan rather than just a casual admirer. How else can she reference something as obscure as Morning Glory in those skits? I'll keep watching.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5